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United States Privacy Digest | Notes from the IAPP Publications Editor, Oct. 19, 2018 Related reading: A view from DC: Should ChatGPT slow down?




Greetings from Austin, Texas!

It's hard to believe we're already wrapping things up here at Privacy. Security. Risk. Though the weather outside hasn't exactly cooperated this week, the hallway conversations, pre-conference and breakout sessions, and keynote talks have more than made up for it. 

Like so many of you, I have a lot of take-aways from this week — too many to list here — but one was made clear during conversations, both at the NIST workshop Tuesday and here at P.S.R.

It's time to concede that "CaCPA," our chosen acronym for the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, has not caught on as broadly as we had hoped. A few months back, I wrote about why we chose CaCPA. We liked our reasoning, and, since part of our mission is to define the privacy profession, we wanted to advance the use of it.

I ended our Privacy Perspectives post on CaCPA with, "we're sticking with CaCPA. But feel free to try to dissuade us in the comments." Unfortunately, at that time and unknown to us, the comments function on our website wasn't working. We heard from some of you on Twitter, but that was about it. 

Well, we heard you loud and clear this week — during panel sessions and hallway conversations — and that means we've been dissuaded. The privacy community has spoken! No more "kak-pa." Going forward, we'll call it the CCPA. 

Who knows, maybe a federal privacy law will make all of this moot anyway. 

That said, the CCPA was top of mind this week here at P.S.R. Alastair Mactaggart, one of the co-architects of the law, shared his personal experience shepherding the bill through the state legislature. Our sessions on the CCPA were packed, and many of the attendees I spoke with cited the CCPA as one of their top concerns at the moment. 

We published quite a bit of content this week — from NIST's first privacy workshop to our new governance and privacy tech reports, Angelique Carson's interview with FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra, our keynoters, and so much more. We've only scratched the surface, however. Be sure that we'll continue to trot out more content from P.S.R. in the near future. 


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